The Summer Foundation Board has endorsed the organisation’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025.
In 5 years, we expect the Summer Foundation will have achieved its purpose to permanently stop young people with disability being forced into aged care and ensuring they have access to the support needed to choose where, how and with whom they live.
The strategic plan outlines how we aim to influence, challenge and build capacity of the systems, policies and markets that need to change.
A significant addition to the tools we use is a more formal structure to support those with lived experience of the issue of young people in aged care to inform, co-design and evaluate our resources and interventions.
The plan outlines our strategic priorities:
Housing – NDIS participants with complex support needs can readily access a range of housing options that align with their needs and preferences.
Hospitals – NDIS participants with complex needs in hospitals are identified early and receive skilled discharge planning so they can return to community living when they are clinically ready.
NDIS – The NDIS enables people with complex support needs to be in control of where they live and how they are supported. NDIS access is timely, planning is effective, the workforce is capable, and people with disability have support to make informed decisions and advocate for themselves.
Aged Care – Young people who would previously have been referred to ACAT have the information to navigate and access the NDIS funded and mainstream services they need to get appropriate housing and support.
Aged care workers have access to quality information about the NDIS and opportunities for people under 65 that is co-designed by people with lived experience of being in aged care.
Primary Health – NDIS participants with complex needs have access to quality health services.
The full Strategic Plan can be viewed here.